Tracking Instructor-Led Classes in an LMS July 19, 2008Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: Design, Development, eLearning, InstructionalDesign, Learning, LMS, technology, Tools
This week’s post starts with a simple question: At your organization, when you hold an instructor-led class, how do you give learners credit for attending the class in your LMS?
I’ve seen organizations do this several ways, but I’ve never been a huge fan of how it gets done; it has always seemed like a workaround more than anything else. I’m going to list out a few of the ways I’ve seen. Please chime in if you know of other ways…
- Use a sign-in sheet
Learners sign-in when arriving at the class, and then some poor soul has to go into the LMS after the class and manually give everybody credit for attending the class.
- Use a quiz
Learners must complete an online quiz in the LMS after the class takes place. If the learner passes the quiz, they get credit for the course.
- Use a Level 1 Evaluation
Learners must complete a Level 1 Evaluation (smile sheet) – online or on paper – and then somebody manually gives them credit for attending the class in the LMS.
- Use a badge reader
An ideal scenario: At organizations where employees must carry an ID badge, ask employees to scan their badges as soon as they show up for the class. The badge reader would then communicate with the LMS to give them credit for attending the class. I’ve been exploring this option lately. It may sound crazy, but it is very possible. Get in touch with me if you’re interested in learning more. 🙂
What did I miss? Are there any other ways to give learners credit for attending instructor-led classes in an LMS?